Controversies in the treatment of cervical spine dislocations
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Adult; Cervical Vertebrae; Diagnostic Imaging; Dislocations; Evidence-Based Medicine; Fracture Fixation; Humans; Male; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Spinal Cord Injuries
Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical spine dislocations represent an area of great controversy among spine surgeons.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to present the specific areas of controversy and to provide a review of the literature.
STUDY DESIGN: A case of cervical spine dislocation is presented to illustrate the major controversies related to the treatment of cervical spine dislocations.
METHODS: A review of the literature is presented regarding the major controversial aspects of the treatment of cervical spine dislocations.
RESULTS: The major areas of controversy include the choice of imaging, closed versus open reduction and surgical approach.
CONCLUSIONS: Guidelines for the management of cervical spine dislocations are presented based on evidence-based medicine.
DOI of Published Version
Spine J. 2009 May;9(5):418-23. Epub 2009 Feb 23. Link to article on publisher's site
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society
Lee JY, Nassr A, Eck JC, Vaccaro AR. (2009). Controversies in the treatment of cervical spine dislocations. Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2009.01.005. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/ortho_pp/21